Quetta, Jan. 6 (ANI): The National Highway Authority (NHA) Chairman Shahid Ashraf Tarar on Tuesday said that the western route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which would connect the port city of Gwadar with Quetta via Khuzdar, would be completed by 2018.
Balochistan Chief Minister Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri and the NHA head discussed ongoing road projects in Balochistan, particularly those related to the economic corridor and decided to accelerate it to ensure timely completion of the roads, which would link Gwadar port with rest of the country, reported the Dawn.
CM assured Mr Tarar that his government would provide security to engineers, technical staff and labourers involved in the execution of CPEC and other road projects.
Gwadar is the port of origin and starting point for the CPEC as the corridor is a 3,000-km network of roads, railways and oil and gas pipelines from Gwadar port to Kashgar city in north-western China’s Xinjiang Uygur region.(ANI)